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Monastery, Mountains, Moor

Your Perfect Combination of Culture and Nature

This tour in a nutshell

Hike like a local on this circuit tour that starts at the famous Salesian Don Bosco Monastery of Benediktbeuern. This beautiful monastery with its lush gardens is nestled at the foot of the mountains. Learn about the baroque architecture of the monastery, explore its famous Baroque church and Rococo chapel and find out about the Salesians' work. The cosy tavern or beer-garden of the monastery will treat you to a traditional Bavarian white sausage breakfast (vegetarians also welcome!) before we start our three-hour hike through one of Europe's largest moors along a river to a scenic mountain lake.

This hiking day trip is perfect if you are a culture, nature and food lover. And if you like walking but prefer it flat. To top it off, you will learn about the culture of the region, its anecdotes and legends and of course the geology of the mountains along the way.

Short facts

  • Easy guided hike

  • Hiking distance: 10 km

  • Hiking time: 3 h

  • Elevation gain: 34 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: around 9 am (specified during the booking process)

  • Train ride: approx. 1 h one way

  • Total duration: approx. 8 h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • One of our three dedicated guides

  • Public transportation tickets (1st or 2nd class)

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

  • Up to two kids between 10 and 14 y/o are included free of charge in your group ticket. Please count additional kids and older kids as extra guests in your booking. Your kids are younger than 10? Please drop us an email at before you book.

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What you need for your hike

  • Comfortable walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Backpack

  • Sunglasses / hat

  • Extra layers – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres per person)

  • ID for the train

  • Cash for lunch and personal expenses

Fitness level

Please see our "Must know" section for more info on the required fitness levels.​


Please note that the return time may vary according to the amount of time we spend hiking as well as the public transport from and to Munich. Please let us know if you have any time restrictions. 

Due to the weather conditions, we may have to opt for a different hiking destination at short notice. Kindly check your e-mail the night before your tour. If you haven't heard from us after 7 pm, the tour goes ahead as planned. Otherwise, we will send you all the details regarding the new plan. All our tours are equally beautiful, so don't worry – you will enjoy the alternative tour just as much!

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